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Ontario parents who do not pay child support could be taking the bus this winter

A new law goes into effect on December 1st allowing for the removal of vehicles from people who commit certain offences. The punishment is expected for the majority of the offences, including driving with a suspended licence, driving with high blood-alcohol levels or not using court-mandated in-car breathalyzers. However, people who fail to meet their […]

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Ontario Chief Justice expands on family law comments

Earlier this fall, Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler said that the Ontario Family Law system was desperately in need of an overhaul, and suggested that mediation become mandatory in divorce disputes before couples head to court. In recent interview with Law Times magazine, Winkler expanded on these comments, saying that the main reason family law […]

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Insurance for couples who divorce in Ontario?

Insurance for divorce in Ontario There is always wisdom in taking the extra step to protect yourself. Like a prenuptial agreement, divorce insurance is something couples in Ontario should consider – in case the relationship ends in divorce. Divorce insurance recently became available in the United States through a company called SafeGuard Corp., where couples […]

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Will Canadian Family Law Cover Polygamy Divorce?

Polygamy and Canadian Family Law The polygamy trial in British Columbia has been garnering a lot of media attention. Polygamy is illegal in Canada, but the law is rarely enforced in the province. One side is arguing that polygamy puts women and children in danger because some religious organizations may force it, while the other […]

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New and exciting alternative dispute resolution for divorcing couples?

Alternative dispute resolution instead of going to court An article appeared in the Woodstock Sentinel-Review recently that showcased a “unique” and “different” way to resolve divorce issues. The method? Mediation or alternative dispute resolution. It’s actually not new and it’s not unique. It is however, gaining in popularity because it puts both spouses in the […]

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Wife to sue Ontario Family Responsibility Office for suicide of man who couldn’t pay child support

New Ontario child support enforcement is a Catch-22 The Government of Ontario has taken new steps to enforcing child support payments, namely the most recent: driver’s licenses can be suspended for not paying child support, and cars can now be impounded – removing the ability for payers to get to work at all to earn […]

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How does child support enforcement in Ontario compare?

How does child support enforcement in Ontario compare? Niren and Associates previously blogged about a new law (which came into effect on December 1st) that makes it possible for the cars of support payors who fall behind on their child support in Ontario to be impounded, which would in turn prevent the support payor from […]

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